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Member Directory

Our Staff


Jim Harper III

Lead Pastor

Jim was ordained in the Southern Baptist tradition 30 years ago. He has a Diploma in Christian Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological, Louisville Kentucky. He has a BS in Divinity Studies from LaSalle University, Mandeville, Louisiana. He has also has engaged in graduate work at Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California. Jim has served as Associate Pastors in Churches in Alabama, Kentucky and Hawaii. Jim most recently served 18 years at St. Stephen United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky. Jim also served as Transitional Associate Conference Minister for the Indiana-Kentucky Conference of the United Church of Christ. 


Anton Pierce

Associate Minister

Pastor Anton was born in Chile to missionary parents. He holds degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University and Virginia Commonwealth University. His primary role is Worship Arts.

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Barry Pierce


Barry is a native of Key West and studied music at Southeastern University of Lakeland, Florida.


Alena Michel

Director of Sacred Arts

Alena Michel is a dedicated pianist and organist, who has been enriching the musical landscape of Southwest Florida for over 22 years. She currently takes great joy in serving at Thomas Edison Congregational Church. Alena's music is an expression of her faith and love for God, resonating with the congregation and enhancing their spiritual experience.

Cindy Wilson

Office Manager

Cindy was born and raised in Waterbury Connecticut before moving to the Cape Coral/Ft Myers area in May of 1995.  She graduated in the class of 1975 from Wilby High School where she was enrolled in a program that allowed her to rotate working for 2 weeks as a secretary and then switched to school 2 weeks.  Cindy has had a career working for several banks in their mortgage departments.  She’s has been part of the TAECC’s staff since May 23, 2022.  Cindy enjoys spending her free time crocheting, reading, relaxing by the pool, watching her grandson play baseball or shopping with her daughter and granddaughter.   

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